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Meaning of MANDATE

Pronunciation:  [n]'mandeyt, [v]man'deyt, 'mandeyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  (politics) the commission that is given to a government and its policies through an electoral victory
  2. [n]  a document giving an official instruction or command
  3. [n]  a territory surrendered by Turkey or Germany after World War I and inhabited by people not yet able to stand by themselves and so put under the tutelage of some other European power
  4. [v]  assign authority to
  5. [v]  assign under a mandate; of nations

MANDATE is a 7 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: authorisation, authorization, mandatory
 See Also: assign, assign, commission, commissioning, delegate, delegate, depute, depute, designate, designate, dominion, instrument, legal document, legal instrument, official document, province, territorial dominion, territory



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Man"date\, n. [L. mandatum, fr. mandare to commit to
one's charge, order, orig., to put into one's hand; manus
hand + dare to give: cf. F. mandat. See {Manual}, {Date} a
time, and cf. {Commend}, {Maundy Thursday}.]
1. An official or authoritative command; an order or
   injunction; a commission; a judicial precept.

         This dream all-powerful Juno; I bear Her mighty
         mandates, and her words you hear.     --Dryden.

2. (Canon Law) A rescript of the pope, commanding an ordinary
   collator to put the person therein named in possession of
   the first vacant benefice in his collation.

3. (Scots Law) A contract by which one employs another to
   manage any business for him. By the Roman law, it must
   have been gratuitous. --Erskine.

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